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Old 07-04-2020, 01:24 AM   #1
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How can I delay the auto-startup of an application on boot in BodHi?


In BodHi I can add apps to the "startup applications" in "settings/apps/startup applications"

The problem is that one of the apps I use starts so quickly something it depends on to boot correctly dose not have time to load. Basically if I just close it and reopen it then everything works fine.

I have already placed the app in question as the last app to load in the order section of the "startup applications" window

So I need to just add a small delay in the launching of this application.. but I can not see a way to do that in the startup application menus.

TL;DR : In BodHi, how can I delay an application from starting for a period of time as the OS boots?

thanks

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Old 07-04-2020, 04:48 AM   #2
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Moksha's autostart files might have that built in, IDK.
But you can always start a wrapper script instead:
Code:
/bin/sh
delay=5 # seconds by default
sleep $delay
exec whatever
 
Old 07-04-2020, 06:32 AM   #3
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systemd timers is a good fit, but the suggestion above has a lot less demanding learning curve.
 
Old 07-04-2020, 08:52 PM   #4
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maybe an @reboot cron job with some sleep added to it?
 
Old 07-05-2020, 05:47 AM   #5
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Moksha should support the "X-GNOME-Autostart-Delay" parameter in desktop files, I know because i added this feature for bodhi 5.0. We use it in our network manager (nm-applet) because for some users it was starting too early couldn't display or work and died. So these users booted up without a network icon.

Anyways add the line:

X-GNOME-Autostart-Delay=NN
(where "NN" is the number of seconds you want to delay the application startup by)=NN

where "NN" is the number of seconds you want to delay the application startup by to the needed desktop file.
 
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Old 07-06-2020, 09:33 PM   #6
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I found a solution to this...

if you add X-GNOME-Autostart-Delay=60 to the .desktop file it will delay the launch.
  • /usr/share/applications
  • In it you will find .desktop files that are the shortcuts you find in the menu
  • edit the shortcut for the app you want to delay, or copy an existing one and edit it to load any app or script you want.
  • add the line "X-GNOME-Autostart-Delay=60 to the file, replacing 60 with how long you want the launch to delay.
  • Now add the "app" to the "startup apps" using the bodHi settings. menu/click on settings(not go deeper into setting menu)/Apps/Startup Applications


< - EDIT - > um.... somehow I missed "rbtylee" response above, which literally says the same thing.. lol.. thanks rbtylee! I'm sorry I missed it.

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Old 07-08-2020, 09:36 AM   #7
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I found a solution to this...
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um.... somehow I missed "rbtylee" response above, which literally says the same thing.. lol.. thanks rbtylee! I'm sorry I missed it.
NP on missing my reply. I am glad ya solved it. Sometimes it is better to solve things on your own. It helps develop search engine skills and builds confidence
 
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